Actress Debbie Reynolds went on Oprah this week to show off her famous film memorabilia collection, which includes Marilyn Monroe’s white dress from the Seven Year Itch.Reynolds’ collection, which she will auctioning off in June, is rumoured to be worth $50 million. It is said to include a pair of “test” ruby red slippers, not actually used in the Wizard of Oz, and the blue, plaid dress Judy Garland wore as Dorothy.
We gathered some of the most expensive film memorabilia that has sold at auctions over the years. It’s amazing how much a pair of sparkly red shoes go for…
A miniature filming version of the starfighter from 1977's Episode IV: A New Hope is at the top of Star Wars memorabilia, beating even Luke's lightsaber which sold for $240,000.
Source: Profiles in History
The Walther pistol was on the poster for the 1963 James Bond film, but never appeared in a movie. No one remembered to bring the 007's gun to the photoshoot, so instead Sean Connery is shown on the From Russia With Love posters with a Walther air pistol that belonged to the shoot's photographer.
Price: $450,000, down from almost $10 million
The Dukes of Hazzard '69 Dodge Charger owned by John Schneider, the actor who played Bo Duke, almost sold for $10 million on eBayMotors.com, but the winner claimed that his account had been hacked and the bid fell through. Schneider ended up selling for $450,000 in a Barret-Jackson auction.
The original poster from 1927's silent science fiction Metropolis was sold by London's Reel Poster Gallery: there are only four in the world, and one is up at the MOMA.
Price: $4.1 million
The Aston Martin DB5 used in both Goldfinger and Thunderball still had most of the Bond gadgets intact, like front and rear rams, front wing 'machine guns,' and an ejector seat button. A replica of this car made for the film's press events was sold in 2006 for $2.1 million.
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